Seattle Public Library Featuring Edible Garden Classes @ Variety of Library Sites

SPL Edible Garden logoJoin the Seattle Public Library in April and May for classes in gardening, composting, beekeeping and urban gardens. The Edible Garden Series includes events and presentations for all ages on edible gardening, food advocacy, and sustainability at locations around the city.

The first several classes are listed below, click here for the complete schedule of classes.

Edible Garden Series Kickoff

  • Saturday, April 5, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
    • 440 Fifth Ave. N.
  • Get your gardening and food questions answered! Help kick off the Library’s Edible Garden Series at the Gates Foundation’s “Food for Good” event.

Choosing the Right Home Composting System for You

  • Saturday, April 5, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Beacon Hill Branch
  • Want to compost food and yard waste at home but don’t know where to start? Let the experts at Seattle Tilth help you get started

Composting for Apartment Dwellers

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
  • Central Library
  • Have limited space, but want to recycle your food scraps into rich compost? Come see how easy it is to get started composting in your apartment or condo.

Update on Friends of Seattle Public Library Used Book Sale:

Since 1997 Friends of The Seattle Public Library Book Sale operations has been located at Warren G. Magnuson Park. In late 2012, their book sale operations needed to move out of Building 30 at Magnuson Park so that structural renovations could be made to the building. They’ve since relocated to 2015 9th Ave., Seattle – the floor above the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library on the corner of 9th Ave. & Lenora St.

As you can imagine, moving materials and setting up for a sale is a bit more challenging now that they’re not located in the same building as the hangar. In 2013, Friends of Seattle Public Library held two small sales at the North Seattle Community College in the spring and went back to Magnuson Park in September to put on their Big Fall Book Sale.

This year, they will continue to have their Big Fall Book Sale at Magnuson Park, and a one-day holiday sale at North Seattle Community College, with a goal of going back to a Spring and Fall Sale at Magnuson Park in 2015. There will be no spring sale this year. If you have any suggestions, questions, or comments, feel free to contact Alice Springer, Book Sale and Administrative Director, at